Chris Adamson was complaining that no one was announcing that their JavaOne talks were accepted, so here goes: my talk, "TS-9861: Advanced Java Programming Language Refactoring: Pushing the Envelope", was just accepted.
After months of slogging through Sun's Open Source Review process, last night I committed Jackpot's source to the NetBeans public CVS repository.
Here I was hoping to avoid participating in the "5 Things" blog game, but then Greg tagged me and sent an email vaguely warning against breaking the chain. So here goes:
- I never had a formal university education (just college courses whenever they look interesting).
I realize I'm dating myself paraphrasing 1994's "Pulp Fiction", but it really pays to get and stay hard-core with your project code. One easy way to turn up the heat is to enable all compiler warnings and tell the compiler to treat them as errors -- all of a sudden, those "minor" cleanup issues one never has time for now demand immediate attention.
hack (hăk) n., A non-obvious solution to an interesting problem.
It was exciting to read that the JDK sources are now available as a java.net project (admittedly, my life is pretty low-key).
This may seem like ancient history now, but when Swing was first developed the team was sucked into a maelstrom of technical and corporate controversy. The biggest areas of contention were:
A CLM, or Career Limiting Move, is an action on your part that threatens your promotion chances, or even your job.